Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Thinking about ...

This is a painting that I decided to "blow up" as in, make larger.

Thinking   6 x 8 inches  Oil on Arches Huile Paper

I shot this couple surreptitiously at a Portland hotel restaurant from across the room. I have had the photo for a long time ... finally just decided to paint it.

Titled it thinking, but what do you think they are thinking about?

Next post will be the large size.


One week away! Juneau Alaska Painting Exhibit Opening - "Kaleidoscope Eyes"

With Kaleidoscope eyes
shapeshifters escape artists,

unlearn how the light
gets in optic verve,
taking chances, eyes wide

open - poetry of space.

postcard for our show

Dearest blog readers! 
In one week our show is opening.

Art enthusiasts and collectors 
in Juneau, Alaska 
will have the opportunity 
to view three local artists' recent work! 

 Please stop by the JACC - 
 March 3, 2017 
between 4:30 and 7 pm to meet the artists, 
or stop by anytime during the month of March 
until April 2, 2017 to quietly view the show.

We are so excited to exhibit this show - 
more than a year in planning. 
It is a step out of our comfort zone 
... and what is different about that?
 For artists, that is de rigueur for our days ... 
we are always doing something out of our comfort zone. 
N'est-ce pas?

Stepping out into our abstract theme is:

Blaze        2016   Oil on canvas panel   12 x 9  

I love to check values with b&w ... I think this one works!

I'll be posting my paintings that will possibly be in the show, so stay tuned!
Thank you so much for opening this post.
I appreciate it so much!